Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 12/15/1993
This is the voice of NJ Audubon update for Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1993 at 11 AM with reports of PACIFIC LOON, RAZORBILL, PUFFIN, DOVEKIE, RED-NECKED GREBE, REDHEAD, RAVEN, BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, EURASIAN WIGEON, EVENING GROSBEAK, local reports, and a Christmas Count help request. A PACIFIC LOON and up to 4 RAZORBILLS were reported Dec. 11 and 12 at Manasquan inlet. A pelagic trip off Barnegat on Dec. 11 turned up PUFFIN, DOVEKIE, RAZORBILL, & ICELAND GULL. RED-NECKED GREBE and REDHEAD were seen at Lake Como Dec. 8, and EURASIAN WIGEON was on Franklin Lake this week. Two COMMON RAVENS were at the Delaware Water Gap rest area on Rt. 80, on the cliffs on the NJ side, on Dec. 12. An adult BALD EAGLE was perched at Yard's Creek on Dec. 11. YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS are being seen in two places, at least, in Salem County: on the "nuke road" and also on Featherbed Lane in Sharptown. Eight BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS have returned to Apple Blossom Farm on Fort Elfsborg Rd. in Salem; they were seen off and on during the week. One hundred EVENING GROSBEAKS were at Chatsworth this week, and several were also at Huber Woods, Monmouth County, at the park feeders, where there were also a number of SISKINS. A PEREGRINE is present weekly in New Brunswick on US 1 at the Flea Market. Two REDHEADS were at Keyport Harbor on Dec. 9, and another was at Whale Creek at Cliffwood Beach, also Dec. 9. A roost of 22 BLACK VULTURES was reported on West Hanover Ave. in Greystone Park near Morristown Dec. 10. The Boonton Christmas Count in Morris County is Dec. 26 and needs people; call Glenn at (201) 335-1510. The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908) 766-2661] is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey. The tape is changed regularly on Wednesdays, more often when necessary. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.] To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (201) 983-9152. Good birding, and thank you for calling.

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